What’s going ON With Blake & ryan?
They seem like the perfect couple, but Ryan and Blake are having to put much more effort into their marriage these days
There’s one couple who always seem to be a Hollywood constant in our eyes, from gushing about each other in interviews to parading their idyllic family in front of the cameras – it’s couple goals at its absolute best. But while everything seems to be going swimmingly for Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, we’re told that privately they’re battling to stay on track, after a series of personal setbacks over the past few months.
It was back in August that Look first reported a strain on the couple, after Blake, who recently turned 30, returned to full-time filming following a career break to have children James, two, and Ines, 11 months.
‘We’re never apart for more than a week or so, so it’s not terrible,’ said Ryan, back in 2015. However, that’s now not the case as their separate filming schedules reign. With Ryan, 40, currently finishing the second instalment of hit anti-hero flick Deadpool, while Blake’s kick-started her comeback with All I See Is You, about the change in a couple’s relationship, followed by The Rhythm Section – a revenge thriller with Jude Law.
We’re told that the workload has left the usually easygoing couple at loggerheads, as they desperately try and squeeze in date nights and the romance that once came so readily.
‘Ryan is on top of his game. His career is red hot,’ says a source. ‘Blake understands that but it’s difficult. She misses him. She’s busy, too, so it’s a struggle for them to find quality time together.’
The rumours around Ryan’s younger co-star haven’t helped. Brianna Hildebrand, 21, starred in the first Deadpool film, and reports from the set have hinted at the pair being close.
‘People can’t help noticing how much time Ryan spends talking to her on the sidelines,’ says our insider. But friends say there’s no truth to any ‘romance’ rumours.
‘He’s encouraged her to move to Hollywood full-time and has been giving her career advice, that’s all,’ says a close pal. ‘But it’s still been difficult for Blake, obviously.’ ‘Blake and Ryan Facetime numerous times a day,’ says another friend. ‘They’re just having to make more time in their schedules for normal couple activities, especially when shooting, to ensure the passion in their relationship is still alive.’ Besides, Blake may be about to be part of her own drama. Rumours in Hollywood are rife that a Gossip Girl film is on the table and, if that happens, it would mean Blake pairing up with her former co-star and ex-boyfriend of three years, Penn Badgley. The pair dated between 2007 and 2010 while filming the show and playing on-screen love interests. Obviously, we absolutely love Ryan and Blake, but Serena Van Der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey back together – there’s almost nothing we’d rather see more…
Blake’s ex Penn Badgley (left) and Brianna Hildebrand (right)